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    Stacy Jones

    Stacy Jones
    Stacy, our agency’s founder, has over twenty years of leadership experience building global entertainment branding campaigns for top Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of brands. Her career started after receiving her BFA in Theater Production & Scenic Design from the University of Arizona. Acknowledged as an expert in the field, she has appeared on CNN and MSNBC; spoken at conferences around the globe from Germany to Beijing; and has been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter, Financial Times, The Economist, Brandweek, Advertising Age, Variety, B&C and Mediaweek amongst others. Originally from Texas, you will still hear her ya’ll as she gathers the team for strategy planning sessions. Like all true entrepreneurs, Stacy is an adventurer at her core – having sky dived, hang glided off bi-planes, swam with crocs while rafting the Zambezi in Africa, photographed grizzly bears in Alaska, trekked Mayan ruins in Belize, explored the ocean as an avid scuba diver, and who loves owning an advertising agency where she swims with a different type of Hollywood shark on a daily basis.
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    How To #5: The Celebrity Swag Bag Gifting

    Posted by Stacy Jones on January 14, 2019 at 3:51 PM

    The Celebrity Swag Bag

    Celebrity gift bags at events are one of the easiest ways to get the brand into multiple celebrities’ hands at events.  Brands of all categories benefit from the recognition and popularity products gained from the brush of celebrity fame from these gift bags given to celebrities at almost every Hollywood event.

    Many brands covet the honor of being chosen as an Oscar or Sundance worthy talent bag item for the press leveraging ability to say a certain celebrity has been given – or chosen - the brand.  But how do you get your brand chosen for this star dusted PR opportunity? In this blog, Hollywood Branded shares 8 ways to successfully leverage brands for celebrity swag bag gifting that leverage press and provide content takeaways for marketers.



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    Topics: Celebrity Initiative, Event Activations, Marketing Best Practices

    Licensed Product Lines From Film & TV

    Posted by Stacy Jones on January 11, 2019 at 9:22 AM

    So Hip That Fans Are Knocking On Your Door For Purchase Opportunities

    Don’t you want to be the brand that broke the mold and done a little something extra to make yourself super cool, and highly purchasable? Going it alone isn’t necessarily so easy but partnering with another brand that already has that aura of cool is an opportunity that if leveraged right, leads to major success.  And that is what happens when brands create licensed lines around pop culture – specifically the brand partner being a feature film or TV show.

    For brands interested in leveraging the world of entertainment, partnering with a TV show or a feature film, at the very beginning, can lead to major brand wins. In this blog, Hollywood Branded looks at how some brands have leveraged pop culture to create licensed lines from TV shows or feature films, and how these new brand lines get massive consumer attention and have built in buyers from the get go.



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    Topics: Product Placement & Branded Content, Podcast Topic

    How Entertainment Marketing Is Different Than Advertising... or PR

    Posted by Stacy Jones on January 7, 2019 at 10:30 AM

    The Difference And How It Affects Your Brand

    What we do as entertainment marketing specialists is deal expertly in the art of consumer suggestion - something which flows along the lines of both advertising and PR. But there are differences in these marketing practices.

    Marketing authority, speaker and cartoonist Tom Fishburne is quoted as saying, "The best marketing doesn't feel like marketing."  And THAT is what entertainment marketing does for a brand. When done right, it makes the brand feel organic to the content.  Which means it becomes more easy to relate to (and buy in to) with the very tuned-in and engaged viewers watching. In this blog, Hollywood Branded examines what sets entertainment marketing apart from advertising and PR and how brands can benefit massively from it.



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    Topics: Public Relations, Social Media Strategy, Product Placement & Branded Content

    How To #21: Eleven Ways To Utilize Social Media at Brand Sponsored Events

    Posted by Stacy Jones on December 31, 2018 at 10:21 AM

    Making Sure People Know You Were There

    There is a tremendous amount of hard work that goes into creating an event whether you are hosting it yourself or jumping on as a sponsor – booking the venue, organizing the vendors, booking talent to bring in more excitement, building activation stations on site, coordinating staffing, ensuring media will attend and cover - the list is somewhat endless.

    To truly optimize all the hard work, brand managers need to create noise and buzz leading up to and surrounding the actual event, with the use of social media at events being the driving tool. In this blog post, Hollywood Branded provides a guide to 11 ways brand managers can use social media to make an event a success, along with a case study.



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    Topics: Social Media Strategy, Marketing Best Practices

    The Top 5 Holiday Product Placements

    Posted by Stacy Jones on December 10, 2018 at 9:40 AM

    It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

    The holiday season is a time for family, gift-giving, and cuddling up next to the fire to watch your favorite holiday movie. Because we watch these movies year after year, the brands we see in them become an iconic reminder of the movie - and work as well to keep the brand in the front of our minds as we Christmas shop.

    Product placements have actually been a crucial part to some of your favorite holiday classics, whether you noticed or not. In fact, with the best ones, you probably didn't catch it at first. In this blog, Hollywood Branded looks at the top 5 holiday product placements from our favorite seasonal movies and how they keep consumers coming back to the featured brands year after year.



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    Topics: Product Placement & Branded Content

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